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@FLOSSeveryday@kbin.social

Interested in privacy and FLOSS

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@techno156 I'm glad you asked this. I wasn't sure how this worked either. Good to know it's boosts and downvotes. I wonder what the logic was behind that. I guess receiving a boost is a stronger indication of quality content, but I dont feel that upvotes should be ignored in that calculation

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Oh right on. Thanks for the info!

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I def see the splintering as a positive. Personally, I dont feel I motivated to engage with a community once it starts to feel "too" big. There's a certain size where I feel unmotivated to engage. I know whatever I say there will get lost in the noise and there will be less meaningful communication. If any of my interests on a single server start to get too big where I feel like I'm just adding to the noise, I can always easily hop over to another instance where I can engage in a more meaningful way. I would bet there's a lot of other folks on here who will feel the same. While I'm sure it's likely that one instance for each topic might become the biggest "main" one, I dont think the smaller ones will be any worse off for it.

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Imagine looking at an active dumpster fire and going "that's what I want for my home!"

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Vivaldi for most things, hardened Firefox for private browsing, tor for sensitive searches

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Cool! Thanks for the info! I kinda thought that was the deal but wasn't certain. I appreciate the context and background!

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Good to know!

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So what about a post like this one? Is this something that should be marked as OC since it was my question and writing, or not because I didn't really create anything?

Without having used it before, it feels like it lends itself better to stuff that's been created (like artwork or a video or something along those lines) as opposed to just a post like this. Am I getting the right vibe of it here?

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Right on! Thanks for the thoughtful explanations. It's very helpful! All the context and details you offered were great! Very well articulated.

I lurked on reddit for a long time but almost never engaged. With all this transitioning, I'm feeling more inclined to participate here on kbin and I've gotta learn all the ropes!

Thanks again for your help.

What do you recommend as a good FOSS private and secure chat app on Android that isn't Signal?

I have nothing against Signal. I just don't have access to a phone number right now. I fully intend to use the Signal when I get a number. I know there is no silver bullet, no absolutes in the privacy world but I'm looking for any messengers that are generally considered to be private and secure on Android that I can try to...

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I also like simplex! Now if only more folks would be willing to join me there

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That's great news! The more the better! I've been liking simplex with the folks who have been willing to use it with me. It's also crazy simple to get started with it as there's not much to the account setup process. Takes literally seconds to be up and running

What are you're favorite FOSS games to play and why?

I love Endless Sky, it's honestly one of my favorite games! I have a pack of cool SciFi art that I found on Nexus and I've been slowly replacing the stock photos for my personal game. I'm also a sucker for TeeWorlds, it is delightfully infuriating and hillarious to play. I know that's baby's first FOSS games but I'm new to open...

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Blockinger and Shattered Pixel Dungeon are some of my favorites

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@updawg I'm also curious about those communities. Squabbles also made a 196 community so I'm seeing it in multiple places now and I feel so out of the loop!

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That's the user account of the CEO of reddit

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Ahhh! Thanks for explaining!

Don't be discouraged by people saying these protests don't work, or by subreddits going public

People discredit every type of protest, IRL or not. I think back to every major protest that's happened in response to some major event, and the response every time is "That won't ever work", "You're wasting your time", "Imagine caring about that"....

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Well, as long as enshitification continues to be a thing driven by profit hungry corps, people will be pushed to projects like the fediverse

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The quality of character shown by Christian Selig amidst all this has been outstanding. Anything he chooses to do after this I'm sure will be worth following

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@Calcharger

@Trance

I've set up accounts on a few other sites and one thing I'm liking about all of them is the smaller community size. There seems to be higher quality content with a smaller userbase. There's definitely diminishing returns the larger a site gets. However the trade off is that niche interests don't have enough folks to engage with when the total community size is too small

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@TheMuffinMan
I agree. Kbin and Squabbles have been the most enjoyable to me so far

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